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November 20, 2022

Jewish Life and Culture:

What does it mean to be considered the chosen people? Does being seen as "the chosen people” mean we have certain responsibilities? This was a part of our rich and opinionated conversation in class this weekend. Students shared their interpretation and what our role is conveyed in Deuteronomy 14:2, which states "For you are a people consecrated to your God יהוה: your God יהוה chose you from among all other peoples on earth to be a treasured people.” Students expressed how they agreed or disagreed with various statements by standing in different areas of the room. Additionally, we discussed the purpose of attending Hebrew school after their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Lastly, we shared our understanding of Havdalah service and how it connects to our identification as the chosen people. I encourage you to further the conversation at home asking what did it mean to you and what obligation do we have to treat all people equally. 

Thu, December 7 2023 24 Kislev 5784